Vancouver police fentanyl seizures more than doubled in 2018
July 02, 2019 | Vancouver Sun

Vancouver police seizures of fentanyl have spiked as the powerful opioid continues to appear in startling amounts of street-level drugs. Cops confiscated over 18,000 grams of fentanyl and its variants in 2018 over the course of 1,182 seizures. That’s up from 8,624 g seized over the course of 399 s...

The cannabis-psychosis debate is being driven by fear mongering, not facts
July 01, 2019 | Globe and Mail

As the legalization of recreational cannabis gains traction across North America, one of the most-debated health concerns is psychosis and cannabis use, particularly for young people. Frustratingly, both sides often resort to cherry picking data or conflating correlation with causation. Anecdotes, n...

Vancouver’s city council votes to end cannabis prohibition in the Downtown Eastside
June 27, 2019 | Georgia Straight

After more than a month of waiting for the motion to hit chamber, Vancouver’s city council has voted in favour of changing zoning bylaws in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood. On May 24, NPA city councillor Rebecca Bligh advanced a motion to amend a bylaw excluding cannabis retai...

Weed Edibles Will Still Get You High Despite THC Limits, Experts Say
June 27, 2019 | HuffPost Canada

Marijuana edibles will soon be legal for purchase in Canada, but if you’re an experienced user, new regulations might mean that you need more than a single package to feel the desired effects. “We think the regulations around edibles are going to be difficult to launch a product that consumers ...

Majority of 2018 Windsor-Essex opioid deaths occurred indoors, affected men
June 22, 2019 | CBC News (Windsor)

While naloxone can be used to reverse an opioid-related overdose, UBC postdoctoral fellow Geoff Bardwell says the drug is only effective if there’s someone else present who can administer it. Bardwell’s comments shed insight on preliminary numbers found on the Public Health Ontario webs...

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